Back Pain Relief Newark NJ

By Catherine Guthrie I had my first backache at age 12. It crept up on me after two weeks at a summer horseback riding camp. The unease started as periodic muscle soreness, then progressed into spasms, and ultimately settled into a continuous throb. My pediatrician diagnosed scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine) and told my mother not to worry; the curve was a mild one. But things only got...

Petracco Sports & Spine Therapy
(201) 208-2054
218 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
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Monday 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

Wellness 1 of South Bergen
(201) 749-5948
186 Paterson Ave
East Rutherford, NJ
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Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Certified Specialist, Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Geriatrics, Geriatrics Certified Specialist , Graston Certified Clinic, Manual Therapy, McKenzie Certified Clinic, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurologic Certified Specialist, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Pediatrics Certified Special

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
(973) 532-2977
171 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ
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Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Professional Physical Therapy and Training L.L.C.
(973) 404-0944
111 Kings Road
Madison, NJ
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Monday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Saddle Brook Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
(201) 293-7889
380 North Midland Avenue
Saddle Brook, NJ
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Monday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

Prime Health Physical Therapy
(908) 718-2506
822 N Wood Ave,
Linden, NJ
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Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, McKenzie Certified Clinic, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Certified Specialist, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

AmeriCare Physical Therapy
(908) 543-3544
1132 Spruce Dr, Suite 2C
Mountainside, NJ
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Cardiopulmonary, Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Graston Certified Clinic, Lymphedema Program, Manual Therapy, McKenzie Certified Clinic, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Alliance Hand and Physical Therapy
(973) 685-2612
47-49 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ
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Monday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Sunday Closed
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Aquatic Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program

Aquatic Alliance Hand & Physical Thrpy
(201) 497-0998
28-32 Van Orden Place
Hackensack, NJ
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Monday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Aquatic Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program

Madison Spine & Physical Therapy- Maywood
(201) 608-3778
141 - 148 W. Pleasant Avenue
Maywood, NJ
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Aquatic Therapy, Geriatrics, Lymphedema Program, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Get Your Back Back

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By Catherine Guthrie

I had my first backache at age 12. It crept up on me after two weeks at a summer horseback riding camp. The unease started as periodic muscle soreness, then progressed into spasms, and ultimately settled into a continuous throb. My pediatrician diagnosed scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine) and told my mother not to worry; the curve was a mild one.

But things only got worse when I started school that fall. I swallowed prescription pain pills at lunch, fidgeted through class, and stood in the back of school assemblies, unable to endure the torture of sitting on a metal folding chair for more than a few minutes at a time.

My alarmed parents called the doctor, who recommended bed rest. At his urging, I became a couch potato. I quit the basketball team and sat on the sidelines during PE. Once a whirling dervish of energy, I spent my afternoons lying on a heating pad in front of the television, watching The Brady Bunch until my eyes burned.

As it turns out, his prescription may have been the worst health advice I’ve ever received.

Four months of inactivity later, the pain had become debilitating. Unable to sit through a full day of classes, I slunk to the principal’s office every day at lunch and waited for my mother to drive me home to the couch. One night I overheard my parents murmuring the word “surgery,” and two weeks after my 13th birthday I had a spinal fusion, which left me with a metal rod in the middle of my back.

After my operation, I spent years walking on eggshells, terrified the rod would break if I put too much stress on it. My well-meaning parents fanned my fear by warning me away from sports I’d loved. Scared I’d wind up needing another painful operation, I heeded their advice.

Much as I hated the sedentary life, I can’t fault my parents or the doctors. In the 1980s, the standard advice for any twinge, pull, or ache in the back was three to four weeks of bed rest. Not so today.

Of course, it’s not front-page news that back experts are telling patients to get moving after two or three days in bed. What is news is how vigorous their prescriptions for getting physical have become. James Rainville, one of the country’s foremost experts on exercise and back pain—he’s chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Spine Center at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston—doesn’t mince words. “Unless you stress your muscles at or near their physiological limits, you will not see any real change.”

In his ten-session program, called aggressive rehabilitation, patients lift weights, climb stairs, and move and twist in ways that would never have been considered possible for someone whose back had once landed him or her in bed. Part of the rationale for this approach is a new understanding of the mind-body connection and its role in pain.

But even for more cautious types who don’t want to go anywhere near a weight machine, there’s new advice about the best way to get moving. For long-term relief, ...

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